The National Museum of Art
10 minutes by car
Housing modern art from Japan and globally, the museum strives to showcase how Japanese art has developed in close relation to the art of the world. Major exhibitions are held once a year, dealing with the international influence and exchange in contemporary art.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics
5 minutes by car (15 minutes walk)
This stylish museum is in perfect harmony with the greenery of Nakanoshima Park. Over 2,700 items from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam including works of art designated as national treasures and important cultural assets are housed here.
31 miles/50 km/1 hour by train
Travel to this ancient Japanese city known for the big Buddha statue, shrines, Deer Park and festivals. Tours in English are available from Osaka.
20 minutes by train
Journey to this international port city, also famous for the remarkably tender and delicious beef garnered from local Kobe or “Wagyu” cattle.
3 miles/5 km/15 minutes by car
Visit this 400-year old symbol of Osaka built by one of Japan’s greatest warlords.
31 miles/50 km/30 minutes by train
Visit this ancient capital of Japan known for historical sites such as temples, shrines, gardens, Maiko (young Geisha), and festivals. Tours in English are available from Osaka.